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DAILY MAIL

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says the win over Arsenal was a "massive lift" and that United aim to be top of the table or "thereabouts" by the new year.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that he felt that his side "were nervous at the start and we didn't play our game" during the 1-0 defeat.

DAILY MIRROR

England captain Steven Gerrard and forward Daniel Sturridge are doubts for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany.

Liverpool have joined the chase to sign Fulham's emerging French striker Moussa Dembele. The 17-year-old, signed from Paris St-Germain, is also a target for Manchester United.

Injured Hull striker Sone Aluko has turned down a new deal and could be on his way to Crystal Palace in January.

THE TIMES

New Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill says his successor at Sunderland Paolo Di Canio is a "managerial charlatan" and that he had "a wry smile to himself" when the Italian was sacked.

THE INDEPENDENT

Southampton full-back Luke Shaw says he is "not even thinking about leaving" the in-form club despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.

THE SUN

West Brom supporters are raging after it was revealed that Andre Marriner, who awarded a controversial last-minute penalty against them on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, is a fan of their big rivals Aston Villa.

Canadian club Toronto are planning a summer transfer spree and are eyeing Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o and Tottenham's Jermain Defoe.

Out-of-favour Southampton striker Gaston Ramirez is at the centre of a tug of war between Italian sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina.

DAILY STAR

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 26, is facing an exit from Etihad Stadium as the club line up a move for Barcelona's Victor Valdes, 31.

Arsenal are considering a £15m bid for Chelsea striker Demba Ba, 28, in the January transfer window as manager Arsene Wenger searches for cover for 27-year-old forward Olivier Giroud.

Following their 1-0 loss at Sunderland, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said he is worried that their poor form away from home will prevent them from reclaiming the title.

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, believes Barcelona star Lionel Messi might play in the Premier League one day.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United boss David Moyes saluted forwards Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney after the crucial 1-0 victory over Arsenal.

Fulham midfielder Josh Pritchard, 21, will snub a permanent move to Norway despite impressing while on loan at Tromso.

Michael Carrick has suffered a recurrence of an Achilles injury and is likely to pull out of the England squad.

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